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The Bard Babe

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  1. Oh my gosh thank yoooou!! Promise I'll try to get in here more ❤️
  2. I absolutely adore Good Omens. It's pretty much my favourite book. Neil Gaiman has said repeatedly that their only goal when writing that was to make each other laugh.
  3. Yeeeees I did the same thing last year. Those books are so good. I want to get the Stephen Fry Heroes book. Greek heroes this time round. Also there is a youtube clip somewhere of Stephen Fry and Neil Gaiman talking about the books and reading bits of them out while an illustrator live-draws bits of the conversation.
  4. I have only recently gotten into audiobooks and love listening to them while doing puzzles!
  5. That's so interesting Basel! I don't like the female narrator nearly as much as the male.
  6. I well exceeded my goal last year and I like those book challenges aaand I'm trying to read all the unread stuff on my bookshelves so I can decide if I can get rid of some of it before I move. So, 52! Not sure what to do with my in progress books that are rolling over from last year but I'll figure it out haha. In progress: -Jonothan Strange and Mr Norrell -Bridge of Clay 19/52 1. Rivers of London Ben Aaronovitch 2. Moon Over Soho Ben Aaronovitch 3. Whispers Underground Ben Aaronovitch 4. The Ocean at the End of the Lane Neil Gaiman 5. Marked Benedict Jacka 6. Trigger Warning Neil Gaiman 7. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Howard Pyle 8. Heaven's Net is Wide Lian Hearn 9. Daughter of Smoke and Bone Laini Taylor 10. The Gunslinger Stephen King 11. Poison Study Maria V. Snyder 12. Secret Runners of New York Matthew Reilly 13. Magic Study Maria V. Snyder 14. Days of Blood and Starlight Laini Taylor 15. The Binding Bridget Collins 16. Anansi Boys Neil Gaiman 17. Skyward Brandon Sanderson 18. Good Omens Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman 19. Nevernight Jay Kristoff
  7. Mum and I always make rumballs and usually end up experimenting with something fun we find on pinterest or somewhere like that. Hoping to get the kids involved this year. Any fun Christmas baking that three and four year olds can help out with?
  8. Do more, expect less, and see more, look less, are the two that really jump out at me. The first is just a bit of a boot in the pants for a chronic coaster like myself. Coasted through school. Coasted through uni. Now when I actually work for something, I expect so much more than I'm due. See more, look less is really just resonating with me because of my interest in attention and how it influences what you perceive. But I'll be pondering this one.
  9. I'm on America time! What are some fun American/Canadian vegetarian things I should eat?
  10. Volume three of the what now? Also, progress shooooots when you are ready to share of course 😛
  11. YES I am so bad at plot just very very bad. The story I'm writing for NaNo is very new, but it's also a combination of a couple of ideas that have been floating around for a while. As always, I have no idea what the main conflict actually is, or how it ends though at least I have a couple of ideas this time. Also absolutely no idea how to get there. But I have a new technique to make sure I don't flop, which is to add a fun character I like to a later plot point. That way I don't have a huge cast right from the start, and I have motivation to go find those characters so I can start using them haha.
  12. Yuuup, I feel you there. Ahahaha, I love that intense detail. I have one story that I've been writing on and off for years with this ridiculous web of alliances between the three Nations and the military power and and a crazy magic system and cultures and stuff, and every time I re-visit it, it just gets bigger haha. It's getting a little bit hectic, but I've still never gotten anywhere with that story. I need to completely re-vamp the plot, I think. I've never really figured out what's going on, but damn the world is cool by this point haha
  13. Woooow no wonder we like writing together Arinth, we sound like we have very similar processes. I always get bogged down by worldbuilding. I adore it, but it takes me too long and I get stuck and want to include all of it in my story at once and then I lose interest in the story because I already know what's happening haha. I also do exactly that with moving backwards, finding what happened to my characters before the main story to be super interesting, often moreso than the story. I like being avle to sort of flit to wherever without the constraints of ya know, a plot XD Unfortunately, that means I run out of plot very quickly, hence never finishing stories.
  14. Of course of course! I have no problems getting words down but I've always sucked at finishing stories, and until I've finished, I don't tend to edit, which means I never share any of my writing. But I'm really going to try and do that this time! If you need writing inspo or advice you should losten to writing excuses! 15 minute podcast episodes and the whole of season 10 is a big masterclass - and Brandon Sanderson is one of the hosts. Highly recommend if you're a bit stuck!
  15. Yes Arinth!! I'm doing NaNo and powering through my story. Wanna do some story swaps at some point?
  16. I will try it on my America holiday this month! I'll come back and review it :p
  17. Yuuuum craft beer. What is root beer? I hear people say the words a lot but I've never actually seen it anywhere/drank it
  18. Dangit, that's a line from a musical and now the song is stuck in my head
  19. Woo! Wowow how was Amsterdam? I was gonna add, once you've posted in your intro thread, I'll drop Arkin in as well, unless you want Arinth to just tell gou to join the scouts and come find me. You are a scout, right?
  20. Man I want a mango so badly. Come on Australia, they've gotta be in season now hit me up with them mangoooos
  21. All these soft drinks are so foreign and exciting haha
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